Trip Description & Detailed Itinerary
Road cycling tour Vietnam starts from Hanoi, takes you to Mai Chau valley where you enjoy cycling through rice fields and Thai hamlets. The 2 day package is provided with either push bikes or mountain bikes. Spending 1 night in a local stilt house, eating local Thai food will enrich your Mai Chau cycling trip.
Road cycling tour Vietnam itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi – Maichau. Mai Chau cycling
You will be met up by our guide and driver at around 7h30. Then depart Hanoi for Mai Chau. Enjoy the spectacular scenery whist transfer. From the top of Cun Mountain, one can admire the superb panorama of Mai Chau surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses.
Arriving at Poom Coong village for an early lunch.
After lunch cycle to the Thai village of Cun Pheo on a mix of good single track paths and undulating rough jeep trails. The views are stunning as the ride passes through many villages and across rice paddies. Pass hot springs, cycle across suspension bridges and follow the contours round beautiful terraced rice fields. On arriving in Cun Pheo village the rest of the afternoon is at leisure to wander by foot or explore the village trails further by bike.
Overnight in local village homestay.
Day 2: Biking Mai Chau valley. Travel back to Hanoi.
A contrasting and more challenging ride today, though there is plenty of opportunity to stop, rest and admire the views.
After breakfast enjoy relatively easy biking on undulating terrain for the first seven km then the trail begins to climb uphill – steep in parts, undulating in others. Rise above the valley and look down on small hamlets, feel and hear the forest surroundings as the trail snakes up and along the mountainside. Stop for a siesta in a Tai village house, a welcome relief from the heat – before tackling the last few km to the top of the pass.
Cruise a final eleven km downhill all the way back to Mai Chau. Hop on bus and transfer our weary legs to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi in late afternoon. The end of Lotussia Travel service.